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Home Page3rd September 2014
The 2014 NPUA Conference (6th to 7th September)
The conference and fitness test is in 3 days (at Warwick University)
Bookings are now officially closed but if you want to attend, contact Richard Kirk.

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30th August 2014
NPUA Conference delegates' pack & AGM information
The delegates' pack for next weekend's NPUA conference, along with AGM information, has now been circulated by email. If you did not receive this information, please contact the NPUA Secretary.
28th August 2014
EH Technical Appointments Administrator
Posted on behalf of England Hockey
You may be aware that Stephen Barlow, England Hockey’s Competitions Manager, has been responsible for the appointment of Match Officials (MOs) to National League matches for many years. Following the recent restructure of the EH ...
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27th August 2014
Youth Olympic Games
Congratulations to NPUA's Paul Walker who has been appointed to the final of the Youth Olympic Games later today in Nanjing, China. The tournament is being played in the new Hockey 5s format, with boards around the pitch and goals able to be scored from anywhere. All our ...
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Alternative headsets available
We are now able to offer NPUA members alternative headsets for use with their radio sets. The new Jabra headsets sit closely behind the ear and come with two sizes of eargel adapters to sit tightly in the ear. They are available at a cost of £20.
Unfortunately we are ...
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26th August 2014
Universal appointing
At times during last season we experienced shortages of umpires where some members were available, but only for one programme (men or women). On a small number of occasions, dispensation was given to Selection to appoint men's umpires to women's games to manage these ...
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18th August 2014
EuroHockey 2015 ticket fraud information
Please be aware of the following announcement from England Hockey:

"We have been made aware of fraudulent activity involving the purchase of EuroHockey Championship 2015 tickets in the Yorkshire area.

As far as we’re aware, the scam involves someone making phone calls ...
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6th August 2014
NPUA Conference 2014
Following today's news that Howard Webb has retired from refereeing, we can now finally announce that he will be one of our guest presenters at NPUA Conference 2014!

In 27 years as a referee, Howard has achieved everything there is to achieve in the game, including ...
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31st July 2014
NPUA conference booking - update
The website issue preventing people from booking their place at the 2014 conference appears to be limited to a small number of people. Tex Solutions are still working on a fix, but in the meantime if you would like to book your place at the conference and are unable to do ...
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26th July 2014
European u21 Championships
Congratulations to NPUA's Caroline Standfield and Bruce Bale, who are umpiring at the European u21 Championships and have been appointed to the women's and men's finals respectively. Both matches are between the Netherlands and Germany. A great achievement, well done.
23rd July 2014
XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
The NPUA would like to wish the very best of luck to Dan Barstow, Will Drury and Hannah Sanders who are all umpiring at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, starting tomorrow. We'd also like to wish good luck to Margaret Hunnaball who is Umpire Manager for the women's event.

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